Web 2.0 Time Tracking In a Nutshell (please don’t sue me O’Reilley)
I’m going to take a quick look at the Web 2.0 time tracking web app space. By “quick” I mean “draw a conclusion before I shower and go to work“. Based on my strenuous observation the clear winner in the Web20 battle of the time-trackers is SlimTimer, because they have the best tagline with “Make Love Not Timesheets”.
Congradulations SlimTimer, for winning you get the visualization of me typing this post in my underwear. For $20 I’ll send you the photos.
Cedric Savarese’s TimeTracker gets second place (how apropos) for using the tagline “v2.0”. How oh-so-web-too-dot-oooh. Ballsy, brash, but effective. What’s he going to do when he upgrades the application and it’s no longer v2.0? He’s going to lose second place, that’s what.
And Tick? Most of your site 404s. Not a good sign for a web app.
But seriously folks, is time tracking appropriate for a web app? Here’s my review of several PC apps for time tracking. At the very least these web apps should have mobile enhanced versions (like 88 Miles) so people could use them with their cell phones.
After the break, a really long list of Time Tracking web applications (valid as of 2006/08/17)
Do you really want to pay for a time tracking web app where you could lose all the data when they go under? There are some open source alternatives that you can self-host: dotProject and WR Consulting’s Time Tracker.
Have you written a real review for one of these time tracking web apps? Post a comment and I’ll add you to the links.
Open Source / Free
Please leave comments with any web other apps that should be on the list.
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